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American-born jihadi’s role shifts in al-Shabab
American-born Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, born Omar Hammami,emerged in 2006 as a vocal leader of the al-Qaeda-linked, Somali militant group al-Shabab. But in a video message released earlier this year, al-Amriki suggested he is no longer in good favor with the militia’s leadership, accusing them of trying to assassinate him.
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